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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr xxxx here
User :   Hi
User :   Am xxxxx
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query.
User :   Recently i had viral fever, i went to a docter and completed the anti-biotic course, and am cured well
Doctor :   Ok
User :   but on the day i visited the docter.. nurse gave me an injection
Doctor :   Which injection?
User :   this happened appox 3 weeks back
User :   do not have the name now sorry
Doctor :   Ok
User :   my problem here is..
User :   injected on by back.. now at that place i feel a bulp inside some thing like a big button inside the skin
User :   it is not paining
Doctor :   You mean to say that injection site ha s a bump?
Doctor :   Is there any other symptom?
User :   yes inside when i press gently on that area.. i feel that
User :   again i went to that same docter
User :   he said that it is ok.. since it is a fatty area.. it happens
User :   i want to know.. is it going to be a problem??
User :   i do not have any symptoms
User :   am completly normal
User :   other than that
Doctor :   These lumps are common after an injection and are caused by the swelling from the muscle tissues being disrupted.
User :   ok
Doctor :   It may take some weeks for it to resolve.
User :   ok
User :   it never happened with me.. so little worried
Doctor :   You can use ice pack on it.
Doctor :   It does occur sometime so no need to worry
User :   ok
Doctor :   2)pply Suthol Lotion on it for few days.
Doctor :   *Apply
User :   ok
Doctor :   If any pain is there or any other symptom then you need to be concerned.
User :   ok
User :   will it lead to infection?
Doctor :   No just keep the area clean. Suthol is an antiseptic and antiinflammatory and would not let it infected.
User :   just want to tell you.. skin is not open in that area.. it is normal when we look
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Is there anything else you would like to know?
User :   that all.. thank you
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me, bye for now
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